Programme Overview

An annual programme to educate and support early stage medtech businesses.

About the programme

Programme Overview

Led by Imperial College London, MedTech SuperConnector (MTSC) provides funding, training, advice and access to industry networks. The accelerator programme allows Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to connect with peers from other academic institutions and the networking opportunities they need to help fast-track the translation of their research discoveries.

We are a warm, open and encouraging community that offers researchers, academics and entrepreneurs the support and stimulation they need to turn their medtech ideas into businesses. Running annual accelerator programme intakes throughout the year, we’re always open to hearing from the next wave of medtech innovators.

We have supported over 34 ventures and 65+ ECRs to bring their innovative medical technologies closer to solving today’s biggest healthcare challenges. Covering innovations in skin health to handheld diagnostics – we support technologies ranging from devices to digital healthcare solutions.

Our impact

ECRs supported from 8 HEIs

New medtech sector employment opportunities

Pilot Programmes & Partnerships signed

Technologies progressed towards clinical & user trials

Previous participants

Success Stories

unhindr
unhindr

Roliner by unhindr: Intelligent and adaptive prosthetic liner aims to keep amputees mobile Read more

KnitRegen
KnitRegen

Smart textiles to help people who have neurological conditions recover upper limb function Read more

Tutti Toot Trumpet
Tutti Toot Trumpet

A potential game-changer in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions Read more

TrAPs Nanotech
TrAPs Nanotech

An innovative new therapy to heal broken bones and problem wounds Read more

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Entrepreneurial Learning

We offer a number of educational opportunities that we have developed for remote learning as well as face-to-face.

Venture Funding

Funding of up to £50k is available for consumables, prototype development and access to specialist advice along with travel & conference fees.   

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Expert Networks

As a programme participant, you’ll have access to domain experts, industry-specific support and networking opportunities.

Workshops

Starting with a bootcamp, we run a series of masterclasses throughout each programme – covering topics such as intellectual property, regulatory strategy to market access and funding.

PI Benefits

A salary replacement scheme is available for eligible postdocs released on to the programme. Venture funding is awarded directly to the lab. MedTech SuperConnector does not take IP.

Showcase

Venture teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas and demonstrate the impact of their research to early stage investors and academic partners. 

News and Events

Latest News

Bridging the gap at Queen Mary University of London
Bridging the gap at Queen Mary University of London

In the second instalment of our case study series we are looking at Queen Mary University of London, an institution with a strong tradition of life science research and its own successful technology translation programme. Read more

Applications open for the the Accelerator 2021 Programme
Applications open for the the Accelerator 2021 Programme

The next cohort of MedTech SuperConnector will offer selected early-career researchers support to turn research into medical technology ventures Read more

MedTech SuperConnector awarded a further £3.44 million follow-on funding
MedTech SuperConnector awarded a further £3.44 million follow-on funding

We're delighted to announce that MTSC has received a further £3.44 million follow-on funding from Research England to continue our initiatives and widen the reach of our activities Read more